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WATCH: GH's Ryan Paevey Guest Co-Host THE VIEW & Talk About His Audition For the Role Of Christian Grey In 50 SHADES OF GREY!

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This morning on Tuesday’s edition of the ABC gabfest The View, GH star Ryan Paevey (Nathan) joined the ladies of the panel as a special guest co-host.  Ryan joined Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, and another guest co-host Glee’s Naya Rivera for the hour.

In one segment, Whoopi discussed that over this past weekend, 50 Shades of Grey opened nationwide and garnered over 94 million dollars at the box-office.  She then launched into how guest co-host Ryan Paevey actually auditioned for the role of Christian Grey that ultimately went to actor Jamie Dornan.

In a fun moment, Ryan takes the ladies through his “50 Shades” audition process, and why he thinks he was not selected for the role!  Later, Naya Rivera chimes in that she took to Twitter to find about what people thought of Dornan in the lead role, and said that women were expecting someone taller and with more muscles, and more manly, hence Paevey!

Watch the segment after the jump!  How do you think Ryan fared on The View?  Do you think he would have made the perfect Christian Grey?  Comment below!

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Linda
Linda

Didn’t watch the View or the clip. When is ABC going to realize the only way to get the soap fans back is by restoring AMC & OLTL? Bring back Love In The Afternoon!!! And ABC7NY stop interrupting GH for “Breaking News” especially when it involves 3 idiots!

Christie
Christie

Agree 100% with your part 2. You’d think that given the 500 hours of local news that they air each day, they’d save minor items for then and quit interrupting GH, one of the few programs that I enjoy and love to escape with. And it’s laughable how everything, such as a water main break or a road closure, is labeled “Breaking News”.

But sorry Linda, ABC will never bring back AMC and OLTL. That ship has long sailed and they clearly have no regrets, now 4 years later. At this point in time, you and others truly need to move on already. I know how you feel. I was definitely sad and disappointed that they were cancelled too and still miss them, but I’ve turned the page. So have all of the actors and crew members on both shows by now. Let’s just focus on GH, which is doing quite well and is better now than it’s been in years.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I have not watched anything on the alphabet network since the last day OLTL aired. The only reason I looked at this post was to learn who Ryan Paevey is.

You are so right. The only way to resort their viewership is to bring back AMC and OLTL.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Christie, in a very eloquent way, spoke the truth. However, by protesting and not watching GH we run the risk of losing that as well.

me
me

Folks, AMC & OLTL are NEVER coming back to ABC. Please understand that. For starters, do you realize how much it would cost ABC to even buy back the rights to the shows from Prospect Park? Not to mention rebuild sets and rehire actors, writers, etc without any promise that the shows would draw enough viewership to be profitable again? Also, where exactly would ABC place them in their daily lineup now? It’s NOT happening. Quite frankly, it’s very sad and downright pathetic that there are some soap fans that STILL can’t move on from this already.

KateA
KateA

I do not watch ABC either. I would only watch if AMC came back. I just want ABC to go away forever. I support the soaps by watching Y&R. No I will not get over it.

kevin
kevin

That’s why I miss Soapnet – no interruptions for manufactured “Bulletins” :/

I love gh
I love gh

I was a loyal AMC/OLTL fan. I grieved both shows, but especially OLTL. It was. Great show with a strong audience; there was no reason to cancel. That said, I do not boycott ABC. GH is strong show, and my watching helps it to stay relevant.

ABC will never bring back these shows, so it’s time to move forward. Support the shows we do have left on daytime, and watch Ryan Peavey on The View. It can only help!

me
me

Please people for your own sanity MOVE ON ALREADY. It’s been YEARS since your soaps went off. If a boyfriend left you and you were still waiting for him to come running back to you 2 YEARS LATER, you would have to admit that that was a psychological problem. If they cancelled Two Broke Girls, would you stop watching ALL of CBS?

Totally serious: you people have a big problem.

Patricio
Patricio

They invite the man onto the show, let him talk! They also did not let Naya Rivera speak either. Rude.

jimbo
jimbo

TOTALLY AGREE.

Within 15 seconds of watching this clip I was reminded how awful this show is.

(Barbara Walters will pay in the afterlife for this.)

Timmm
Timmm

They yenta it up on all these shows. It is annoying for any guest to say anything without someone cutting them off. Have ALL the women yack it up and give their VIEW and then when a guest comes on only have one or two women in the segment.

su0000
su0000

lol
I have not read nor seen 50 Shades of Gray,, doing so might ruin my sex life and I’d start to shop at Madards….
nonetheless! I could see Ryan as Christian just because he is sexy hot!

ever notice- 50 shades of grey sounds like a home decorating book .. LOL !!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I thought 50 Shades Of Gray was about a retirement community down in Florida…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Funny and fitting, as usual, jimh. LOL.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Su…..don’t need any instructions…my bedroom sizzles, as it is!!
Seriously, though, I cannot understand what the big hype is all about. I get more thrills watching my soaps or watching my daughter take her first steps. Those who make such a ruckus, really need to get a life. JMO.

su0000
su0000

Jamie Dornan/Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson/ Anastasia Steele, neither are models and both are much like ordinary looking people..
Both of them being just nice looking was great casting because people could relate to Christian and Anastasia..
Ryan was way too gorgeous, his model sexy body was to hot to be Christian..
The casting of more-so regular people is what made the movie more excitingly believable..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Right on, Su. There is nothing remarkable about those actors/actresses. Dakota, unfortunately fell far, far from the apple tree which is her mother, the gorgeous Melanie.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe he could be in the remake of ‘March Of The Wooden Soldiers’…lol

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Saw the show. They completely ignored him as they babbled, cackled and shrieked their way through hot topics. They then talked about fashion week and how skinny models are, completely oblivious to the fact Ryan is a model…not even bringing him into that conversation. Whoopie then went on to describe wrongly how Ryan as Det West caught the bomb on the Haunted Star….and then interrupted his answer regarding his fifty shades audition…sigh….with it all the words he did manage to get in were articulate and intelligent. He came off charming, adorable and non pretentious…love!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Rebecca…YEAH, REALLY!!!!! A-L-L 3 of them (ESPECIALLY Whoopi!!!!!) are nothing but annoying, yammering and even more clueless AIRHEADS!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Ryan brought some MUCH-NEEDED C-L-A-S-S to The View!!!!!! RYAN ROCKS!!!!!!

Take care, Rebecca. Peace.

Timmm
Timmm

He surprised me and did as well as he could with that cluster truck they call a show!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey jaybird369…yep!:)

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

See, Timmm? You’re going to be a Ryan Paevy AND Det West fan sooner than you think!

Laurie
Laurie

Not even a GH star can make me turn on The View anymore. The View has run it’s course and needs to be put out of its misery ASAP already, imo. It’s amazing to think that right now, GH seems relatively safe for the forseeable future while The View is on the chopping block. Who would have thought that 3-4 years ago?

CeeCee
CeeCee

I hate labeling myself as a turncoat, but I’m a turncoat. It took many opinions from many different posters to open my eyes.
I loved THE VIEW as it was….as my Gran saw it back in the day…and myself. The panel is not stupid…just obnoxiously oh- listen-to-me-listen-to-me….what-I-have-to-say-is-so-much-more-important!!
I am sort of changing my tune….which is so unlike me. I usually am steadfast and stick to my guns. But, I must agree with all you, my soap friends, …..I was completely disappointed. I just watched the segment—-FASHION WEEK was absolutely astounding, by the by—- I felt so badly for Ryan….it was such an awkward hour. I can’t put my finger on it. He was so polite….so much so that he was either interrupted or posed condescending questions. But, as the gentleman that he is, he just kept stepping back.
Naya was treated in just about the same manner…..such a classy and beautiful girl.
I still maintain a weakness for Whoopi, I really like her and Rosie P. But, the Wallace woman strikes me as spacey…has anyone noticed she speaks with a constant smile on her face? Ugh.
I am heartbroken about the deterioration of this show….I want it to thrive, with the right panelists. I will not give up. ….if only Joy would come back!

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

“The panel is not stupid…just obnoxiously oh- listen-to-me-listen-to-me….what-I-have-to-say-is-so-much-more-important!!”

Unfortunately, CeeCee THE ABOVE is what the world is coming to. Just think about all those cell phone commercials that air during primetime. The actors are all portrayed as egocentric.

I nearly lost my breakfast recently when I saw a commercial for Eggo waffles where the idiot family was bragging about WHO would post a picture of their nobody-gives-a-rat’s-ass waffle on Twitter or Instagram. Really? Is this what has become of us? The media and advertising take absolutely ZERO responsibility for the way they push this me-me-me crap at the general public.

I tell you as a mom of a two preschool-aged boys, it is extremely difficult to raise DECENT children in today’s world.

I am fortunate that I was raised in the 70s in a small town in upstate New York (read the country). I had wonderful examples with my parents and my maternal grandparents (dairy farmers) and we did not have cell phones and the internet. We got along just fine with our little country party line for our corded phones. When your show was on you watched it or you missed it until the VCR came along. People actually talked to each other when seated across from one another and people were actually interested in what others had to say.

Small town life taught me to hold the door for other people. Having a job in retail during high school taught me to pick things up the floor in stores (even though I wasn’t the one who dropped them). My parents taught me to treat others as I would like to be treated as did my parochial schooling. My grandma taught me the joy of baking for others “just because.” Not because I needed a pat on the back or I needed something to brag about on Facebook.

I like your comments, CeeCee. You sound like someone who listens to what others say before you respond and you try to look at the other side of the story. On the internet that is a rare quality these days. 🙂

AJQ
AJQ

Does the fact that he went on an audition give him credibility as an actor? I think a more interesting aspect of that story would be to find out what the casting director thought. I’m pretty sure I know the answer.

Timmm
Timmm

Not a fan of Nathan West but I give the guy credit for admitting he auditioned for 50.

barbt
barbt

Oh Yeah.. he would have made a great Christian! Love Whoopies comment about the grandson.. I can relate, but he’s still hot!

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Ryan could read the phone book. He is so sexy.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Jake. That’s probably the reason he didn’t get the role; his beauty would have sent all the women and men into lovesick hysteria. LOL.

Ray
Ray

He did a great job and I think a huge star in the making. The camera loved him yesterday.

For those not watching ABC because of AMC and OLTL, that is your choice. But, you are damaging GH with that mentality. The actors from both shows have moved on. The networks are not going to pull a show from the archives when they can spend a fraction on a talk show, game show, local news, etc.

Charday
Charday

A completely pointless appearance, but he did look cute. He also did slightly better than Jason Thompson’s appearance last year.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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